Juveniles captured in gunplay incident

Robert Smith
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Pawhuska police on Wednesday, Sept. 2, took into custody three juveniles in connection with an incident that reportedly involved gunshots being fired.

Interim Police Chief Lorrie Hennesy said Sept. 3 the investigation into the incident was ongoing.

She said three juveniles came to Pawhuska in a stolen car and were "caught in a house by a construction worker." The juveniles ran from the worker, who followed them. The juveniles then began shooting at the worker, Hennesy said.

The juveniles subsequently jumped out of a moving vehicle and hid from law officers, Hennesy said. An Osage Nation law-enforcement dog led two Pawhuska police officers to an area where they found the juveniles under a trailer, she said.

"The K-9 dog from Osage Nation led them to that area, and the handler stated he needed to take him back to the car to cool down and that is when the officers spotted them under (the) trailer," Hennesy said.